Software, tools and procedures being tested

In this page you can find a list of software to be tested / being tested / tested.

This would inform about the progress of the benchmark, and would also guide participants in the choice of the tools to be tested.

Notice that, even if the aim is to test the highest possible number of software/tools/procedures, the same software/tool/procedure can be tested more than once, especially for highly customisable tools (like Safe Software FME); this will allow testing replicability (see the FAQ section).

In addition, you are free to test other tools, not in this list yet. We will add them as soon as you will register your participation.

In the last columns of the table that follows, some details about the used method to make the data work in the software (procedures, plugins, tools), when needed, are added, together with the level of expertise of the participant who tested it, following the scale:

  • 1 - Very beginner user (it is nearly the first time he/she use the software)
  • 2 - Current user
  • 3 - Expert user (knows very well the technical details and tricks)
  • 4 - Developer of the tested software

To guide your choice, it is preferable to use different methods for the same tools, and that participants with different levels of expertise test the same tool.

The software whose testing status is “in progress” are only provisionally linked to the specific task, but they could be used also for others. More specific information is added after the test is delivered.

Last update: 18th July 2019



Tools for Task 1

BIM software

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
Autodesk Revit 2018 Windows 10/Home Results delivered - 1
Autodesk Revit 2018 in progress - 1
Autodesk Revit 2019 Windows 10/Home Results delivered - 3
Autodesk Revit in progress -
Autodesk Revit in progress -
Graphisoft ArchiCAD 22.0.0 Windows 10/Home Results delivered - 1
Vectorworks Designer 2019 Windows 10/Home Results delivered - 1
Datacomp Sp. z.o.o. BIM Vision 2.20.3 in progress -
Solibrí Model Viewer 9.8.18 in progress -
CSTB eveBIM 2.8 in progress - 4
Bimserver 1.5.138 in progress -
Bentley Allplan SUGGESTED: TO BE TESTED -
AECOsim Building Designer SUGGESTED: TO BE TESTED -
Autodesk Civil 3D SUGGESTED: TO BE TESTED -
ACCA Edificius SUGGESTED: TO BE TESTED -
simplebim SUGGESTED: TO BE TESTED -
Tekla SUGGESTED: TO BE TESTED -
Bentley Microstation in progress -
Construsoft Vico Office Suite SUGGESTED: TO BE TESTED -
Autodesk Autocad Architecture SUGGESTED: TO BE TESTED -
Autodesk Fusion SUGGESTED: TO BE TESTED -
OpenDesignAlliance IFC SDK SUGGESTED: TO BE TESTED -
HALE in progress -
Solibri in progress -
DDS-CAD in progress -
...

GIS software

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
ESRI ArcGIS SUGGESTED: TO BE TESTED -
Bentley Map SUGGESTED: TO BE TESTED -
...

ETL software

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
Safe Software FME in progress -
...

3D Viewers and Other software

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
Autodesk Infraworks
ifcviewer
Trimble SketchUp 2019 macOS Mojave Results delivered - 1
KIT FZK Viewer 5.1 Windows 10 Pro Results delivered - 2
KIT FZK Viewer 5.1 Windows 10 Enterprise Results delivered - 1
FreeCAD 0.18 Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB Results delivered - 1
KIT FZK Viewer 5.1 in progress -
Hexagon AB tridicon CityDiscoverer Light 15.10 in progress -
Gmbh VirtualcitySYSTEMS in progress -
Gmbh MOSS Computer Grafik Systeme in progress -
iTOWNS 2.11.1 in progress -
Solibri in progress
Sidefx Houdini in progress
Mobius Modeller (inhouse) in progress
eveBIM
...

Tools for Task 2

BIM software

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
CSTB eveBIM 2.8 in progress - 4
Autodesk Revit in progress -
Autodesk Revit 2020 Windows 10 Pro Results delivered - 1
ArchiCAD
Bentley Allplan
AECOsim Building Designer
Autodesk Civil 3D
ACCA Edificius
simplebim
Tekla
Bentley Microstation
Construsoft Vico Office Suite
Vectorworks
...

ETL tools

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
Safe Software FME in progress -
...

Other software

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
Trimble SketchUP in progress
Cloud Compare in progress
Meshlab in progress
AutoCAD in progress
Solibri in progress
FME Desktop 2018.1 in progress
Sidefx Houdini in progress
Mobius Modeller (inhouse) in progress
...

Tools for Task 3

GIS software

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
ESRI ArcGIS 10.2 Windows 10/Home Results delivered Data interoperability tool 1
ESRI ArcGIS in progress
ESRI CityEngine in progress
QGIS 3.6 Windows 10/Home 64-bits Results delivered Conversion to CityJSON 1
QGIS 2.18.14 in progress
QGIS in progress
QGIS 3,4 in progress
Microstation in progress
Bentley Map SUGGESTED: TO BE TESTED -
...

ETL tools

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
Safe Software FME in progress -
...

Analysis software

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
...

3D Viewers and Other software

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
Autodesk Infraworks
Azul
Sketch-up
KIT FZK Viewer 5.1 Windows 10 Pro Results delivered - 2
KIT FZK Viewer 5.1 Windows 10 Pro Results delivered - 1
CSTB eveBIM 2.8 in progress - 4
Safe Software FME Data Inspector 2018.1 macOS 10.14.3 Results delivered - 3
Hexagon AB tridicon CityDiscoverer Light 15.10 Windows 10 Enterprise Results delivered - 1
3DCityDB + CesiumJS in progress
3DCityDB 4.2.0 in progress
Gmbh VirtualcitySYSTEMS in progress -
Gmbh MOSS Computer Grafik Systeme in progress -
iTOWNS 2.11.1 in progress -
Sidefx Houdini in progress
Mobius Modeller (inhouse) in progress
HALE in progress -
Solibri in progress -
DDS-CAD in progress -
...

Tools for Task 4

GIS software

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
ESRI ArcGIS
QGIS
...

BIM software

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
Autodesk Revit
ArchiCAD
Bentley Allplan
...

ETL tools

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
Safe Software FME 2018.1 Windows Pro 10 Results delivered X
Safe Software FME in progress -
...

Other software

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
3DCityDB + CesiumJS in progress
PostgreSQL PostGIS in progress
...

Important dates and next steps


March 2019
  • Complete materials available
  • Start of declaration of interest from participants

July 8th, 2019
  • GeoBIM benchmark meeting with participants and proponents

October 31st, 2019
  • Deadline for data processing and benchmark answer submission

December 2nd-3rd, 2019
  • ISPRS-EuroSDR GeoBIM winter school